|Mojo No Mo|
George w. Bush gave Karl Rove the nickname "turdblossom." It's a west Texas term for a desert wildflower that can sometimes grow out of cow dung.
The Republican strategist/organizer went into overdrive in the runup to the 2012 elections, getting wealthy Republicans to part company with some $300-million in donations. And they're probably wondering why, today, congressional Republicans didn't sweep the field and Mitt Romney isn't packing his bags for a move to the White House. Now it seems the bloom is off the flower and Karl Rove is left, once again, as just another turd.
In a $6 billion campaign, Rove's ability to part wealthy Republicans from their money made the political operative - who co-founded the American Crossroads "Super PAC" - a force in the party's effort to take down Obama.
Democratic groups raised millions of dollars based on appeals that focused on the threat Rove and the Crossroads groups posed to Democrats.
As it turned out, Obama held the White House and in nine of the 10 Senate races where Rove's groups spent the most money, the Democratic candidate won.
On Wednesday, Republicans' discontent was evident.
Conservative activist Richard Viguerie said in a statement Wednesday that "in any logical universe," Rove "would never be hired to run or consult on a national campaign again and no one would give a dime to their ineffective Super PACs, such as American Crossroads."